• AAFB Senior NCO awarded AETC-level Blacks in Government award

    The Air Education and Training Command’s 2022 Blacks in Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award was awarded to Senior Master Sgt. Byron Ball, 97th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy fire chief, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, April 2022.

  • 97 CES firefighters recognized for life saving efforts

    Six Airmen assigned to the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) Fire and Emergency Services Flight were presented life-saving awards signed by Jeffery Wagner, Air Force fire chief, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Jan. 13, 2022.

  • A1C Coveney lights up Fire Prevention Week with legacy story

    Fire prevention week is a tradition for firefighters to proactively ensure the safety of the public community. Airman 1st Class Joseph Coveney, 97th CES fire prevention specialist, provides life-preserving information during fire prevention week while sharing a special legacy of his own.

  • AAFB tackles preparedness month with informative activities

    September is National Preparedness Month, a month long campaign to promote emergency awareness and preparedness for natural and man-made disasters. The 97th Civil Engineer Squadron's Emergency Management Flight shared ready.gov’s 2021 theme of "Prepare to protect; Preparing for disasters is

  • Oklahoma EPLO makes annual visit to Altus community

    Col. Michael Morrisett, Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer to Oklahoma, visited Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma for his annual visit with Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Aug. 18 to 19, 2021.

  • Altus Airmen combat record setting weather

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing received over five and a half inches of snow and freezing temperatures Feb. 14-17, 2021 resulting in a base wide effort to take care of Airmen and families, recover operations, and preserve the installation.

  • Altus AFB breaks ground on new Fire Rescue Center

    Officials broke ground on a new construction project during the Fire Rescue Center ceremony on Jan. 26, 2021 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The ceremony marked the beginning of a 13 year-long effort to build a brand new, $21 million Fire Rescue Center, which will double the size of the existing

  • Dedication, passion drove 97 CES to 3 AETC awards

    The mission of the 97th Air Mobility Wing Force Civil Engineer Squadron is to support the men and women of Mobility’s Hometown through its infrastructure. Constant dedication and passion for the job are requirements to exceed and achieve this mission. The 97th CES was recognized for going above and